"Bridge 61 is one of the musical highlights of 2006, Vandermark on sax and clarinet, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Nate McBride on bass and Tim Daisy on drums. McBride is also the bass player of Spaceways Inc., and Tim Daisy is the drummer of the Vandermark 5. Despite his incredible output of albums, Vandermark manages to keep the attention up. The pieces on this album are all composed but with room for improvisation, the search for new effects and sound combinations. "
Play The Music Of Ornette Coleman And Eric Dolphy
"The music on this album varies between real boppy tunes, highly rhythmic and clearly structured around the core themes on the one hand, and free explorations on the other. "
Catalytic Quarterly Issues 1-4 (2018)
"In a very limited quantity of 30 hand-numbered sets, we present the first four issues of the Catalytic Quarterly collected in an envelope designed by our own Federico Peñalva. From Ken Vandermark's first article on the challenges of 21st-century sustainability to Mat's Gustafsson's collected Discaholic's Corner notes and everything in between from Ig Henneman, Andy Moor, Terrie Hessels, Paal Nilssen-Love, Joe McPhee, Joe Morris, Nate Wooley, Ab Baars, Elisabeth Harnik and Tim Daisy all of our partner artists non-musical Catalytic activity is collected in this set. Get one while the stock lasts! "
Chicago Reed Quartet
"Furthermore each contributes two pieces to the book and the resulting variety of approaches engenders a winning program which ranges between tightly scripted and looser confederations. -John Sharpe, All About Jazz"
Then & Now
"Austrian musician & composer, curator, label-founder (charhizma), co-founder of the legendary Viennese bar for electronic musc (Rhiz) with many releases/bands/projects over the years, turns 50. A perfect time for a big multi-variant collection of his unreleased work: solos, duos, special collaborations, groups, for instance with B. Fleischmann, Ken Vandermark, Robert Wyatt Mats Gustafsson, Tony Buck, and many more. From electronica to avantgarde and improvisation to political chansons."
Hoofbeats of the Snorting Swine
"Typical Vandermark in that it feels as if the duo is running (or careering) down composed lines, even as they blow right away from them... A dialogue for two epic sensibilities."
Audio One Tour Poster
"A beautiful and well-conditioned poster from Cricket Press for the Audio One tour in the late 00s."
Immediate Sound "Cyclone" Poster
"Poster by Cricket Press, advertising the Immediate Sound Wednesday concert series at the Hideout, programmed by Umbrella Music."
Catalytic Sound Festival 2020 Poster (Silkscreened by Dan Grzeca)
"Hot off the presses! Thanks to Dan Grzeca for the stunning, 175-edition poster he's created for the Catalytic Sound Festival. 50 copies of the poster are available for purchase. Consider becoming a Catalytic Sound Member before the end of July--all members, new and old, will receive one of these silkscreened beauties and a copy Catalytic Quarterly #10, the complete festival program, for free. Each month for $25, members also receive two free digital albums of their choice, an exclusive Catalytic Artist Album digital recording from a CS musician (with a quarterly compilation CD); as well as upcoming editions of Catalytic Quarterly delivered to their doorstep, access to exclusive member-only sales, and a t-shirt and record tote bag designed by Federico Peñalva. More info: www.patreon.com/catalyticsound"